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and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hearing Loss Treatments Center Fort Myers FL

Hearing loss treatments centers provide services including comprehensive audiological evaluations, acoustic immittance measures, auditory brainstem testing, hearing aid testing and more. See below for local businesses in Fort Myers that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Ear Nose & Throat Specialists
(239) 491-0246
39 Barkley Cir
Fort Myers, FL
Services
* Otitis media Otosclerosis * Perforations and other disturbances of the outer ear * Eustachian tube dysfunction * Sensor neural hearing loss Acoustic nerve lesions * Meniere’s diseaseIn addition to the above, our Audiologists provide the following to both adult and pediatric patients. * Dizziness Evaluations * Pediatric Evaluations * Site of Lesion Testing * Hearing Protection * Swim Molds
Hours
Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Consultants
(239) 491-0245
15721 New Hampshire Ct
Fort Myers, FL
Services
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE Audiological Evaluation (hearing testing)Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex TestingTinnitus Evaluation and Counseling (ringing in the ears)Aural RehabilitationHearing Aid Evaluation and DispensingHearing Conservation Programs for Industrial OSHA ComplianceHearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs on All Makes and Models
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Consultants
(239) 829-4627
625 Del Prado Blvd S Suite 3
Cape Coral, FL
Services
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:- Audiological Evaluation (hearing testing)Behavioral AudiometryConditioned Play AudiometryTympanometry and Acoustic Reflex TestingTinnitus Evaluation and Counseling (ringing in the ears)Aural RehabilitationHearing Aid Evaluation and DispensingHearing Conservation Programs for Industrial OSHA ComplianceHearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs on All Makes and Models
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Coconut Creek Physicians
(954) 633-8656
3880 Coconut Creek Pkwy Ste 100
Coconut Creek, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Inc.
(904) 342-1502
1128 N Laura St
Jacksonville, FL
Services
* To Know! * Contact Us * 60th Anniversary * NewslettersOur HeritageFor 60 years the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center has provided professional compassionate care to literally thousands of children and adults in the Jacksonville area, providing them with the necessary communications tools to live fuller and more productive lives.1128 North Laura Street Jacksonville, FL 32206904-355-3403?United Way logoJessie Ball duPoint Fund logoLion Club International logoSPEECH/LANGUAGEEarly Chil
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Martina Audiology And Hearing
(239) 491-0247
15271 McGregor Blvd Ste 17
Fort Myers, FL
Services
Hearing EvaluationThe hearing evaluation consists of several different components: a case history, physical examinationof the ear, pure tone test speech audiometric tests, and acoustic immittance audiometry.Hearing Aid Sales & ServiceThe right hearing aid prevents missing out on many messages that can be critical to a good and satisfying life. The audiologist will recommend from many manufacturers and the latest digital technologies to ensure that your aid is right for you.Assistive Listening De
Hours
SundayClosed
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Leonardi Hearing Center, Inc.
(239) 829-5572
16251 N Cleveland Ave Ste 8
Fort Myers, FL
Services
At Leonardi Hearing Center, we take the time to listen and care. We can fit you with the right hearing devices for your specific hearing loss and budget. We also take the time to educate you as to your options, so you can make a more informed and confident decision when choosing your new hearing instruments. We offer all styles of hearing devices including the newest, most technologically advanced digital hearing instruments on the market today. In addition, we offer competitive prices for top-
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dr. Mark Montgomery, MD, FACS
(239) 494-4197
9240 Bonita Beach Rd Ste 1106
Bonita Springs, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Gilliom Audiology, PA
(904) 746-4039
2051 Art Museum Dr Ste 130
Jacksonville, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology and Hearing Center
(813) 343-4981
10860 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing Loss Help » Seven Myths Hearing People Harbor Concerning Hard of Hearing People

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hearing loss is typically misunderstood by the general population. Thus, it is not surprising that many hearing people have bought into the following 7 myths regarding hearing loss and the people with these losses.

Myth No. 1. Hard of hearing people are less intelligent than “hearing” people. Thus, they attach this social stigma to having a hearing loss. This myth is so deeply ingrained in the general population that even today most hard of hearing people refuse to wear hearing aids for fear of being thought stupid. The truth is, hard of hearing people are just like other people. Some are smart and some are not. Don’t blame any perceived lack of intelligence on hearing loss. Place the blame where it should be—on communication difficulties.

Myth No. 2. Wearing hearing aids returns hearing to normal. Not true. Hearing aids can improve hearing—typically reducing the hearing loss by half—but never bring it up to normal. Thus hard of hearing people still have a hearing loss even when wearing their hearing aids. They often need to supplement what they hear by using assistive devices, by speechreading and by using other effective hearing loss coping strategies.

Myth No. 3. Hard of hearing people have selective hearing. They only hear what they want to hear, but they can hear if they really want to. While it is true that hard of hearing people do indeed have selective hearing, it is not because they don’t pay attention. Rather, it is because their ears do not hear certain frequencies of sounds. They have no choice over which sounds they hear and don’t hear.

Myth No. 4. Only old people have a hearing loss. Not true. Because of excessive noise exposure, taking medications that damage ears, ear infections and other factors, hearing loss affects children, adults and seniors alike. One study showed that on any given day, 15% of the children in elementary schools have a significant hearing loss.

Myth No. 5. When you have a hearing loss you somehow (magically) become a good lip reader. Thus, since hard of hearing people can read lips, it doesn’t matter whether they hear or not. Fact: lip reading, (now more correctly called speechreading) while invaluable, is far from perfect. Only about 30% of English sounds can be easily read on a person’s lips. That leaves the hard of hearing person guessing at the remaining 70%. While a few are remarkably good at this, no one is perfect.

Myth No. 6. If a hard of hearing person can’t hear you, raise your voice at them. The truth is, most hard of hearing people need you to speak up just a bit, but they really want you to face them, then speak slowly and enunciate clearly. This is because when you lose some of you...

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